Who We Are

Harvest House, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the premise that all people deserve safe, stable housing and the opportunity to renew their hope and dream again. As a pioneer in the transitional and permanent housing movement, we are the only organization in Sarasota to participate in the development, preservation, and management of affordable, service-enriched housing. This model is becoming the standard for serving families and individuals who are working to rebuild their lives. We believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, revitalize neighborhoods, and stabilize lives.

We serve a variety of populations with residential programs for families, veterans, and unaccompanied youth who are homeless, and individuals with a history of homelessness, substance abuse and incarceration.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program

28 units have been purchased and rehabilitated from foreclosed or abandoned homes and are available for low-income families throughout Sarasota and Bradenton.

VETS

Harvest House offers VETS (Veterans Empowered through Transitional Services) program to adult male veterans who have struggled with emotional trauma and substance abuse after their service causing them to experience homelessness.

New Heights

This supportive housing program is specifically designed for 18 to 24 year old young adults who are experiencing homeless.

Home Again

Permanent supportive housing & case management services to families.

Family Haven

Free housing and support services for families who have nowhere safe to sleep, plus case management services to connect the family to child care, medical care, counseling, job training, and other services that will stabilize families and help them find permanent housing outside the shelter.

Freedom

Affordable residential recovery for adults who have struggled with the destructive powers of alcohol and/or drug addiction.

382

Beds in our facilities

537

Clients served in 2016

1992

Operating since

9

Number of campuses in Sarasota and Bradenton

Testimonials

 

"The Whites reached Family Haven after calling Harvest House on the recommendation of friend. They had hit hard times in returning to Sarasota from North Carolina, where Jason, a carpenter by trade, had found work temporarily. A car accident in South Carolina wiped them out financially, and they had nowhere to stay after they arrived. Jason found work as a day laborer, but it wasn’t enough for move-in costs on a new home. Once at Family Haven, the Whites were able to get on their feet and were moved into the rental on North Euclid Avenue, part of a complex of subsidized homes owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The HUD program pays two-thirds of the rent, which means the Whites only have to pay $255 per month while they get more financially stable.

“It’s like a weight lifted off my shoulders.” - Laura White
Like others in the Family Haven program, they must be at work or school by 8 a.m. and attend life skills classes. Cheryl Clunk, director of family services for Harvest House, said the Whites appear to be succeeding." -SNN

We began our work as Harvest House in 1992 with 6 beds for men recovering from substance abuse. Today, Harvest House has a capacity of 380+ beds and has served thousands in the Sarasota and Bradenton community with our unique model that blends free and affordable housing, social services, and neighborhood revitalization. 

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